reflection
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reflection(
rih
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flehk
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shuhn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reflected image)
a. el reflejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The baby was amazed by his own reflection in the mirror.El bebé estaba asombrado con su propio reflejo en el espejo.
2. (physics)
a. la reflexión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The reflection coming off of the building is blinding.La reflexión proveniente de ese edificio es cegadora.
3. (observation)
a. el reflejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We believe the reports from our agents are an accurate reflection of the situation.Creemos que los informes de nuestros agentes son un reflejo fiel de la situación.
b. la observación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Stephanie offered an astute reflection of her sister's behavior.Stephanie ofreció una observación sagaz sobre la conducta de su hermana.
4. (deep thought)
a. la reflexión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We should all do some reflection on what to do about this problem.Todos debemos hacer una reflexión sobre qué hacer respecto a este problema.
b. la meditación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Thomas went to the cabin to spend time in reflection and plan his next step.Thomas fue a la cabaña para dedicarse un tiempo a la meditación y planear su próximo paso.
5. (disparagement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I read seven pages before falling asleep, but that's no reflection on the book.Leí siete páginas antes de quedarme dormido, pero no fue por culpa del libro.
I saw police putting on body armor at the train station. This is a sad reflection of our society.Vi a la policía poniéndose la armadura en la estación de tren. Eso no dice nada bueno de nuestra sociedad.
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reflection
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reflected image)
a. el reflejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
an accurate reflection of the situationun fiel reflejo de la situación
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the termination of the project is no reflection on your own performancela cancelación del proyecto no significa que tú no lo hayas hecho bien
4. (thought)
a. la reflexión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
on reflectiondespués de pensarlo
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reflection [rɪˈflekʃən]
noun
1 [of light] (act) reflexión (f); (image) reflejo (m)
the reflection of the light in the mirror el reflejo de la luz en el espejo; a pale reflection of former glories un ligero reflejo de glorias pasadas; to see one's reflection in a shop window verse reflejado en un escaparate
2 (thought) meditación (f); reflexión (f)
on reflection pensándolo bien; without due reflection sin pensarlo lo suficiente; mature reflection suggests that ... una meditación más profunda indica que ...
3 (aspersion, doubt) tacha (f); descrédito (m)
this is no reflection on your work esto no significa crítica alguna a su trabajo; this is no reflection on your honesty esto no dice nada en contra de su honradez; esto no es ningún reproche a su honradez; to cast reflections on sb reprochar a algn
4 (idea) pensamiento (m); idea (f)
"Reflections on Ortega" "Meditaciones sobre Ortega"
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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